University Grants Commission

University Grants Commission (UGC) is a statutory body under Ministry of Education, Government of India. It was established on 28th December 1956 in accordance to the UGC Act 1956 and its head office is located in New Delhi. UGC is responsible for coordination, determination and maintaining standards of teaching, examination and research in universities and framing of regulations on minimum standards of education. UGC provides recognition to universities or colleges in India and disburses funds to such recognised universities and colleges. UGC has implemented strict guidelines for distance universities offering distance learning courses to ensure that students receive a quality education and their degrees are highly recognised by employers and other institutions.

Distance Education Bureau

The Distance Education Bureau (DEB) is a bureau of the University Grants Commission located in New Delhi. DEB is responsible for regulating distance and online education programmes of Higher Education in India. It was established in the year 2012 and replaced the Distance Education Council, an organisation that was responsible for open learning and distance education since 1985 in India.

Distance Education Universities in India Approved by UGC

Name of UniversityUGC Approved Courses
Acharya Nagarjuna UniversityBA, BCom, BBA, BLISc, MA, MSW, MCom, MLISc  
Sri Padmavati Mahila VisvavidyalayamMA
Yogi Vemana University Distance EducationMA, MCom
Rajiv Gandhi University Distance EducationBA, MA
Vignan’s Foundation for Science Technology and Research Distance EducationBBA
Krishna Kanta Handique State Open UniversityBA, BBA, BCom, BCA, MA, MCom, MSW, MSc(IT), MBA
Tezpur University Distance EducationMA
Dibrugarh University Distance EducationBA, BCom, BCA, MA, MCom
Jamia Hamdard University Distance EducationBCA, BCom, BBA
Gauhati University Distance EducationMA, MSc(IT)
Pt Sundarlal Sharma Open University Distance EducationBCom, BBA, MCom, MBA, PGD labour law welfare
Delhi University School of Open LearningBA, BCom, BMS, BLISc, BBA, MA, MCom, MLISc, MBA
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open UniversityBCom, BA, BEd, BLIS, MLIS, MBA, MCA, MA
Jamia Millia Islamia University Distance EducationMA, MCom, MBA, BEd, BA, BCom, BBA
Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology Distance EducationBA, BCom, MA, MCom, MBA, MSc, MCA
Maharshi Dayanand University Distance EducationMCom, MSc, MA, BA, BCom, MLISc
Himachal Pradesh University Distance EducationBA, BCom, BEd, MA, MCom, MBA
Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Distance EducationMBA, MA, BBA, BCom, BA
Kashmir University Distance EducationMA, MCom, MSc
Jain University Distance EducationMA, MSW, BCom, BBA, BA, BSc, BMS
Karnataka State Open UniversityMCom, MSW, MLISc, MCA MBA, MA, MSc, BCom, BBA, BSW, BLISc, BA, BCA, BSc
Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana Distance EducationBSc, MSc, Post Graduate Diploma in Yoga
Calicut University Distance EducationBA, BCom, BBA, MA, MSc, MCom
Kerala University Distance EducationBA, BCom, BBA, BSc, BLISc, MA, MCom, MSc,  MLISc, 
Sree Narayana Guru Open UniversityBA, BBA, BCom, MA, MCom
Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya Distance EducationMBA, MCA
Jiwaji University Distance EducationBA, BCom, MLISc, MCom, MA
Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramodaya Vishwavidyalaya Distance EducationBA, BCom, BSW, MA, MCom, MSW
Mahatma Gandhi Antar Rashtriya Hindi Vishwa Vidyalaya distance educationBA, BEd, BJ, MA, MSW, MJ, MBA 
Smt Nathibai Damodar Thackeray Women’s University Distance EducationBA, BCom, MA, MCom
Shivaji University Distance EducationBA, BCom, MA, MCom, MSc
Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open  UniversityBBA, BCom, BA, BLISc, BCA, BEd, BSc, MA, MSc, MCom, MLISc, MBA
University of Mumbai Distance EducationBA, BSc, BCom, MA, MSc, MCom, MCA, MMS
Kavikulaguru Kalidas Sanskrit University Distance EducationBA, MA
Pondicherry University Distance EducationBA, BBA, BCom, MA, MCom, MBA
Chandigarh University Distance EducationMA, MBA, MCom, BCA, BA, BCom, BBA
Jagat Guru Nanak Dev Punjab State Open UniversityBA, BCom, BSc, MA, M Com, MSc
Lovely Professional University Distance EducationMCA, MSc, MA, MLISc, MCom, MBA, BA, BCA, BCom, BLISc, BSc, BBA
Suresh Gyan Vihar University Distance EducationBA, BCom, BBA, MCom, MA
Jain Vishva Bharati Institute Distance EducationBA, BCom, MA
Jagannath University Distance EducationBA, BBA, BCom, MA
Annamalai University Distance EducationBFA, MA, MSW, MFA, MCom, MBA, MSc
Anna University Distance EducationMBA, MCA, MSc
Bharathidasan University Distance EducationMA, MCom, MSc, MLISc, MBA, MCA, BA, BCom, BLISc, BSc, BBA, BCA
BS Abdur Rahaman Institute of Science & Technology Distance EducationMBA, MCA
Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Higher EducationMSW, MA, MBA, MSc, BA, BBA, BCom, BCA
Manonmaniam Sundaranar University Distance educationBA, BBA, BSc, BCom, BLISc, MA, MCom, MSc, MLISc
Tamil Nadu Open University Distance EducationBBA, BEd, BSc, MSW, MSc
University of Madras Distance EducationMA, MSc, MCom, MBA, MCA, MFA, BA, BSc, BFA, BCA, BEd, BCom, BBA
Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology Distance EducationMSc, MA, BCom, BBA
Mother Teresa Women’s University Distance EducationBA, BBA, BCom, MA, MCom
Vel’s institute of science technology & advanced studiesBBA, BCom, MBA
Maulana Azad National Urdu University Distance EducationBA, BSc, BCom, BEd, MA
ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education DDEBBA, MBA
Dr. BR Ambedkar Open University TelanganaBEd, MA
Kakatiya University Distance educationBBA, BCom, BLISc, BSc, MA, MSW, MSc, MCom
Amity University Distance EducationBSc, MSc
Swami Vivekanand Subharti University Distance EducationBA, BBA, BCom, BLISc, MA, MCom, MBA, MLISc
U.P. Rajarshi Tandon Open UniversityBA, BEd, BCom, BLISc, BSc, BBA, MA, MSc, MCom, MLISc, MSW, MJ MBA, MCA
Mangalayatan University Distance EducationMA,  MCom, MSc, MBA, BBA, BA, BCom
Graphic Era University Distance EducationBCA, BBA, BCom
Uttarakhand Open University Distance EducationMA, MBA, MCA, MCom, MSc, MPA, MSW, BA, BBA, BSc, BTTM, BCom, BCA, BLISc, BEd
Netaji Subhas Open University BA, BSc, BCom, BLISc, BEd, MA, MEd, MBA, MSc, MCom, MSW, MLISc
Rabindra Bharati University Distance Education MA, MSW
University of Kalyani Distance EducationMA, MSc
University of North Bengal Distance EducationBCom, MA
University of Burdwan Distance EducationMA
Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management Distance EducationBA, BCom, MA
Kurukshetra University Distance EducationMA, MBA, MCA, MSc, MCom, MLISc, BCA, BCom, BA, BLISc, BEd
JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research Distance EducationMSc
Bharati Vidyapeeth Distance EducationMA, MCom, MSW, MCA, MBA, BCA, BBA, BA, BCom
Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Science Distance EducationBA
Savitribai Phule Pune University Distance EducationBA, BCom, BBA, MCom, MA
Guru Nanak Dev University Distance EducationMCA, MBA, MA, MCom, BA, BCom, BCA, BBA, BLISc
SRM Institute of Science & Technology Distance EducationMA, MBA, MCom, MCA, BA, BCom, BBA, BCA
Madurai Kamraj University Distance EducationMCA, MBA, MCom, MA, MSc, MLISc, BCA, BSc, BCom, BBA, BA, BLISc
Osmania University Distance EducationBA, BCom, BBA, MSc, MCom, MBA, MA, MCA
Aligarh Muslim University Distance EducationMCom, MA, BCom, BA

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